"Hey now," "Hey now," "Hey now," "Hey now"
Aiko Aiko all day, jockomo feno na na nay, jockomo feena nay.
My spy dog saw you spy dog sittin' by the fi-yo
My spy dog told your spy boy, "I'm gonna set your tail on fi-yo."
I said, "Hey now," "Hey now,". "Hey now," "Hey now"
Aiko Aiko all day, jockomo feno na na nay, jockomo feena nay.
My grandma saw your grandma sitting by the fire
My grandma to your grandma, "Gonna fix your chick on fire."
I said, "Hey now," "Hey now," "Hey now," "Hey now"
Aiko Aiko all day, jockomo feno na na nay, jockomo feena nay.
My little boy saw your little boy sittin' by the fi-yo
My little boy told your little boy, "I'm gonna fix your chick on fire."
Other Lyrics:
My spy boy saw your spy boy sittin' by the fi-yo
My spy boy told your spy boy, "I'm gonna set your tail on fire."
My moray saw your moray sittin' by the fire
My moray said your moray "I'm gonna set yo dick on fire."
See that girl she's dressed in red, Aiko Aiko all day
Even at the door she'll shoot you dead, jockomo feena nay
Well, Billy and Bob well they go down town, Aiko Aiko all day
Well if you don't like what the big chief says, jockomo feena nay

Lyrics submitted by itsmyownmind

Aiko Aiko song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a mrdi gras indian song,The mardi Gras indians dress in very fancy costumes and compete with each other ,theysort of replace gang fighting with trying to ouf=t dress ,outdance and outsing other tribes. The flagboy carries the flag the colors of the tribe ,the spyboy keeps track of other tribes .The song pictures them taunting each other.Jockimo Fina Nay is a challenge ,it's a mock battle song. It bothers me that so many people that are into the Dead don't reall get that the dead are/were very knowledgable about all sorts of traditional and experimental music forms. I wish more Deadheads would learn more about the music styles the folks in the band love
    sambaon February 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Jockomo" is a Swahili word meaning "If you don’t like it..."
    "Feena" is to kiss
    "Na" is my
    "Nay" is ass

    so.. put it together
    DrDannon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit, these are the worst lyrics ever, thats not the words at all, and it's spelled "iko iko" - its a folk song and it's really not hard to find the real lyrics, they are all over the internet
    angelrenegadeon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIko means party
    tenneseejedon March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthehe I remember seeing an inverview with the late era keyboardist vince welnick that it refered to something like f*** you up the ***! in another language or so he though...but yeah it just seems like a party song. I heard this live in 95 really smoking version in Philly...on the floor section six. They brought it down and then picked it back up and then down real slow tempo, it was wild..
    MasterMusicianon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSamba is right about everything, except one point: It's not Indians that dress up in Indian costumes for Mardi Gras, it's African Americans. Many slaves in the South found protection by escaping to Indian reservations. Today, African Americans commemorate the safety the reservations provided by dressing as Indians for Marti Gras. A "big chief" is selected to wear the big head-dress, a flag boy to carry the colors, and at least one spy-boy to check on the movements of the other tribes. Mock battles are performed through dancing and costume display.
    trpnstn1on May 01, 2010   Link

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